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Highlighing major concerns over judicial infrastructure in the country, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Saturday made some shocking revelations, including how almost 20 per cent of the judicial officers in the country don't even have proper courtrooms to sit and preside over justice...

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The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that farmer groups have the right to protest, but they cannot keep roads blocked indefinitely. The top court has sought response from Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, and other farmer unions on a petition filed by a woman...

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India on Thursday achieved the major milestone of 100 crore vaccination-mark, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.   The CoWin portal mentioned that a total of 100 crore vaccine doses has been administered so far to...

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Nivedita Khandekar (IANS) 20 October 2021
As scary visuals of devastating floods causing damage to infrastructure in Uttarakhand steadily poured out of the state on social media, the most common question asked was: "Is this happening because of climate change?'   Over two dozen people lost their lives, several bridges were...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2021
The economic offences wing (EOW) of Delhi police has arrested three persons for siphoning off Rs300 crore taken as loan from Yes Bank. Those arrested include Yateesh Wahal and Satish Kumar Narula, both directors of former corporate lobbyist Nirra Radia's Nayati Healthcare & Research NCR Pvt...

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Spelling cheers ahead of Diwali, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to relax pandemic norms further and extend the timings for restaurants and shops, an official said.   As per the new orders, which come into effect immediately, all shops and establishments shall be allowed...

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Mumbai has lost 81 per cent of open land, 40 per cent green cover and nearly 30 per cent of its water bodies between 1991 and 2018 while the built-up area has increased by 66 per cent during the same period, a recent study has found.   This loss of open land (barren spaces without any...

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As many as 32 Tihar Jail officials were found complicit with former Unitech promoters and money laundering accused Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, while they were lodged in the prison, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.   The Enforcement Directorate had, in a report to the Supreme Court,...

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In a veiled threat, the Centre has warned states of snapping their share of unallocated power if it is not being used to meet the needs of consumers but being sold on power exchanges at higher rates for gains.   The Union power ministry directive has come in the wake of several states...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to begin a probe into the Rs64.5 crore Telugu Akademi fixed deposit (FD) fraud in Hyderabad.   The central agency is likely to register a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and take up investigations.   As the case...

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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday issued a show cause notice with a penalty of Rs 5 lakh to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Limited after the private company was found violating the 14-point guidelines set up by the Delhi government to control dust pollution in the national...

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Ujwal Jalali (IANS) 08 October 2021
 The high-profile Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) bust in the financial capital of the country has left a series of difficult conundrums for the public to understand, further deepening the mystery.   The NCB has so far arrested around 18 people in the drugs case, including, Bollywood...

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In a multi-district operation, the Income Tax Department on Thursday swooped on various premises including factories, offices and residences linked with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, his family members and business associates.   The action came a day after the...

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Facebook, battered by a whistleblower's serious accusations in the US against its "toxic" and "divisive" algorithms, allegedly did not take action on fear-mongering and hate content related to India because of "the lack of Hindi and Bengali classifiers".   According to the Facebook...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2021
Expressing shock over the death of Raman Kashyap, a TV journalist reporting on Lakhimpur Kheri's farmers protest on 3rd October, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) has demanded a probe by the court-led special investigation team (SIT). Mumbai Press Club has strongly condemned the killing of...

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Global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday changed India's ratings outlook to stable from negative.   Accordingly, Moody's affirmed the country's foreign-currency and local currency long-term issuer ratings and the local-currency senior unsecured rating at...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday arrested Unitech founder Ramesh Chandra, his daughter-in-law Preeti Chandra and real estate promoter Rajesh Malik in connection with a money laundering case.   Lookout circular was issued against her Preeti Chandra, the wife of Sanjay...

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The Supreme Court on Monday directed state governments to follow the Centre's guidelines for paying Rs 50,000 to family members of those who succumbed to Covid-19, and disburse the payment within 30 days of applying for ex-gratia, while asking the Centre and states to give wide publicity to...

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IANS 29 September 2021
After the CBI's preliminary report indicted six leading firecracker units for violating the top court's order on use of barium and its salts, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued show cause notice to manufacturers, and sought an explanation why contempt proceedings should be not initiated...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 September 2021
The Swedish national anti-corruption unit has launched a preliminary investigation into allegations of suspected bribery in connection with Scania AB's controversial bus deal with Indian transport minister Nitin Gadkari, says a report from Sputnik News.   According to Swedish national...

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